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30 Mar 2017

This is Hell!

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Long-form interviews with writers, thinkers and workers from around the world and across the spectrum of experience.

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    The feminine critique: How feminism lost its promise.

    Writer Jessa Crispin explains why feminism has lost its radical promise – and how to recapture it. Jessa wrote the book Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto from Melville House. PLUS: Question From Hell!

  • Posted on 29 Mar 2017

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    Selling empowerment / Trump in a time of hate.

    Development researcher Rebecca Reeve explains how the garment industry packages exploitation as empowerment. Rebecca wrote the article “PR, profit and ‘empowering women’ in the garment industry” for openDemocracy. Journalist Michelle Chen examines the rise of hate groups in the Obama and Trump terms. Michelle wrote the article “Donald Trump’s Rise Has Coincided With an Explosion Read more

  • Posted on 28 Mar 2017

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    How torture became normal in American policy.

    Security analyst Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault traces the roots of America’s new torture norms to pre-9/11 conservatism. Elizabeth is author of “How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture” from Columbia University Press. PLUS: Chuck vs hate / Rotten History

  • Posted on 25 Mar 2017

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    A policy history of the US drone war in Afghanistan / A gutfull of meat

    Kabul-based journalist Kate Clark examines the future of drone killings – in Afghanistan and beyond. Kate wrote the articles “Afghanistan, birthplace of the armed drone” and “Targeted Killings – a future model for Afghanistan?” for Afghanistan Analysts Network. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen spills his guts about meat eating.

  • Posted on 24 Mar 2017

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    Wander woman: The flâneuse walks the city.

    Writer Lauren Elkin explores the liberatory power of simply wandering around the city, on foot, as a woman. Lauren is author of the book “Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London” from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

  • Posted on 22 Mar 2017

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